Memory Lane 2

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  1. MAK

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    Hi All
    Have now had the Colony Park for 2 months, - so car is in the shop- and yes I'm a wimp - not doing any of the work myself.
    But while its getting sorted out I have been thinking about all the wagons in my life - so here is a run down - most of the picts are not the actual cars - my brother has the family photo album - so I scrounged the net to get the most accurate representation of what was
    1st
    1948 Plymouth - no where as nice as this, Brother and I had to wear raincoats when it rained - canvas roof leaked - but we had a blast knocking off the mushrooms that would grow on the side of the car
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    Next
    1955 Ford - no more mushrooms, sad - but no more raincoats hooray
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    We hit the big time - AC; Power windows; back seat - by now 3 brothers - and e thought we were cool
    color is correct - but had a different roof rack - I recall
    1959 Bonneville Wagon
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    Ok that concludes my childhood collection - now I'm married - no kids-
    1977 Pontiac Lemans Wagon real photo of MY car -this replaced my 73 Alfa Spyder - role reversal issues
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    Next = 1979 Pontiac - The Leman's engine lost 2 cylinders on a raod trip - engine rebuild-nope traded in for the 79 - MY 1st big wagon!!!!
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    Gee Silver with Red interior - look at my "new" 85 CP - yes I'm stuck! ask my wife!
    ok, went to work for my Dad - mixed reviews there - and got the "company wagon"
    82 Ford Crown - yup red interior - real car - photo sticks - now have a son!
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    Next the 89 Colony Park - my dream - Navy with red - heaven
     

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  2. MAK

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    Sorry - lost power
    Forgot to mention in 82 my wife bought an New Olds Ciera Wagon Charcoal with Wood - had this car for 13 years traded it in 96 with 51000 miles - can't find a pic
    1989 Colony Park off to Hilton Head fro Conn.
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    Long span between wagons but next was 90's Audi a6
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    followed by a 01 A6 upload_2017-3-13_20-31-25.png
    and then the Mini Clubman - des this count? never really thought it did
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    and last but not least my brand new 85 Colony Park
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    Thanks everyone - apologize for this being so long - but I enjoyed it
     
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    I did too, thanks for sharing!
     
  4. ModelT1

    ModelT1 Lost in the 50's

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    Never too much or too long.
    Maybe you could have left out the cracker box.:biglaugh:
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    ModelT1 Lost in the 50's

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    I can't help but notice you keep wandering down Memory Lane. You had some really nice wagons and still do. We just can't keep them all.
    We retired to Florida over 23 years ago to live out our dream in paradice. Our five acres in the boonies wasn't paradice to most but it's where we planned on living and dieing.
    Age seems to happen. We moved back to the mid-west and now live on Memory Lane............... really!
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  6. Silvertwinkiehobo

    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    Here's something that'll make you laugh. The first time I serviced a 'new style' Mini Cooper S, I needed to open the hood but could not find the hood release. Searched high and low on the driver's side, could not find it. Then a thought struck me--this is supposed to be a British car! So I looked on the passenger side, Lo and Behold, the release was right there on the kick panel! D'oh!
     
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    that's a hoot - mine was on the drivers side - 2010 Mini Copper Clubmam S
     
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    Silvertwinkiehobo The Lost Lamb

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    I started at that shop in October '05, and it was not long after that this had happened.
     
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    ModelT1 Lost in the 50's

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    I've had American cars that had confusing hood latches and emergency brake levers. I'm glad old Henry put the steering wheels on the left and not in the middle.
    Now half the controls on different makes and models are someplace new.
     
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    I had a 2000 Audi A6 Avant for a while. It was great to drive, not so great to pay for expensive repairs.
     

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